Child killer Ian Huntley falls for transgender inmate Luna, gets stripped of privileges after making threats to prison officers
Ian Huntley, 45, is currently serving two life sentences at HMP Frankland in Durham for killing ten-year-old schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman
DURHAM, ENGLAND: Double child murderer Ian Huntley is being probed by jail authorities over his alleged relationship with a transgender inmate.
The 45-year-old has fallen for a prisoner called Luna, The Sun reports.
“Everyone in here calls Luna Huntley’s ‘girlfriend’ and they spend a lot of time together, including in his cell," a jail source told The Sun.
“No one knows if anything physical has happened between them. Luna wears make-up, dresses in female clothes and identifies as a woman. She is likely to end up in a women’s prison, which will upset Huntley. He does not have many friends and hardly has any visitors.”
Huntley is currently serving two life sentences at HMP Frankland in Durham for killing 10-year-old schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Furthermore, the Soham monster has lost his privileges after reportedly threatening jail officers.
The outlet's sources believe Huntley was punished after other inmates raised questions over his blossoming friendship with Luna.
As a result, Huntley will lose his £20-a-week prison job as a painter and decorator in the facility as his jail status was reduced to basic, the Sun report said.
Huntley is also barred from purchasing luxury items in the jail canteen and ordering his favorite fish and chip takeaways, and his TV time has also been reduced.
“Huntley has been put down to the lowest grade of prisoner," the source added.
"If he puts one more foot wrong, he will be slammed in isolation.”
In August 2002, Huntley killed Holly and Jessica in Soham, Cambs, where he was working as a school caretaker at the time.
The murderer grabbed headlines in May after he was reportedly being allowed to mix with children during prison visiting hours, according to claims made by the relatives of other jailed criminals.
The visitors at the prison claimed Huntley was placed right next to them and their children when they went to the institution to visit their loved ones.
"As I sat down, there he was, right next to us. I was furious," a visitor at the prison, who took his five-year-old son along with him to see a family member, told The Sun.
"Who on earth thinks putting a pedophile serving a sentence for killing children into a room with young kids is a good idea?"
Meanwhile, a Prison Service spokesperson told Daily Mail that killers and sex offenders being "around" during visiting hours at a high-security jail is "unavoidable," but added that all visits are supervised closely at all times and that the policy was brought in by a previous governor years ago.